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A series of greatly simplified microcystin analogues comprised only of Adda (the beta-amino acid common to the microcystins, nodularins, and motuporin,) and a single additional amino acid residue was synthesized and screened for inhibition of the protein phosphatases 1 and 2A. Several of the analogues were shown to be mid-nanomolar inhibitors of the enzymes.
The synthesis of a functionalized, tetracyclic core of N-methylwelwitindolinone C isothiocyanate is reported. The approach features a convergent coupling between an indole iminium ion and a highly functionalized vinylogous silyl ketene acetal followed by an intramolecular palladium-catalyzed cyclization that proceeds via an enolate arylation.
A series of acyclic, truncated microcystin analogues, comprised of the dienic beta-amino acid (Adda) and up to four additional amino acids characteristic of the parent toxin, was synthesized and screened for activity as inhibitors of PP1 and PP2A. Despite a recent report to the contrary for a microcystin-derived tetrapeptide degradation product, none… (More)
The formal syntheses of N-methylwelwitindolinone C isothiocyanate (4) and several other welwitindolinones 5-8 were achieved by the independent synthesis of 79. The synthesis featured a Lewis acid-mediated coupling between a heteroaryl carbinol and bis-TMS enol ether, an intramolecular enolate arylation, and an unprecedented intramolecular allylic alkylation… (More)
The identification of natural product producer organisms remains a problem for both isolation and natural product classification. A concise screen is developed through fluorescent modification of a set of natural products that offer a common activity. Through real-time multicolor microscopy, the processing, storage, and effects of a natural product are… (More)